Donegal lose league semi against Dublin

Donegal GAA 2016

NFL Division One semi-final result: Donegal 0-13 v Dublin 1-23

Donegal ended their league campaign with five defeats in a row after launching the campaign at breakneck speed with three high-scoring victories.

They finished the campaign on Sunday with a 10-point loss in the semi-final of the National Football League Division One against All Ireland champions Dublin in Croke Park.

It was a disappointing end to the campaign for Donegal but retaining their status in the top division was secured early on thanks to those three opening wins.

Dublin were the stronger side throughout the match and led at half-time on a score of Donegal 0-06 v Dublin 0-11.

Play resumed and Dublin got a goal almost immediately to extend their lead to eight points: Donegal 0-06 (6) Dublin 1-11 (14).

The Dubs stayed ahead and ran out winners by 10 clear points: 1-20 (23) to 0-13 (13).